Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop research skills to independently conduct a research project in their chosen area of nutrition and report the findings of their work in a scientific format. The skills and capabilities gained in this year-long subject include independent thinking, critical evaluation of literature, selection of appropriate experimental designs, practical application of nutrition research tools, data analysis and interpretation, and oral and written communication of findings. The full program lasts approximately 9 months and starts early February.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Moschonis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HHHN - Bachelor of Human Nutrition with Honours and must have completed DTN4HNA


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents must have achieved a minimum WAM of 70 in HBHN Bachelor of Human Nutrition to be offered a place in the honours program or subject can be taken with Subject Coordinator's approval.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


Relevant readings assigned by the supervisor

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically appraise the literature related to a given project area to formulate project aims and methods.
02. Develop skills in the design and conduct of nutrition research
03. Apply principles of ethical research conduct to project implementation.
04. Analyse and interpret data using appropriate statistical techniques.
05. Effectively communicate research findings in written and oral format.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Moschonis

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 0 - 0
One 2.00 h supervisor consultation per week from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete minimum of 2 hours of consultation with supervisor per week, attendance at relevant seminars."


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Abstract of research findings (500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
One 10,000 word-thesis Students are expected to enrol in and successfully complete subjects DTN4HNA & DTN4HNB in order to complete this assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 20-minute oral presentation (1,000 words equivalent) Students are expected to enrol in and successfully complete subjects DTN4HNA & DTN4HNB in order to complete this assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
500 word reflective piece on professional experience & learnings (300 words equivalent) Students are expected to enrol in and successfully complete subjects DTN4HNA & DTN4HNB in order to complete this assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5